Editorial RM – publisher Ignacio Acosta’s ‘Copper Geographies’ invites the viewer on a journey of copper from raw material through stock market exchange value, smelted commodity, capital wealth and recycled material. From the transformed landscapes of the Atacama Desert through a re-imagined voyage to Wales and the City of London, the project documents spaces of circulation, environmental disruption, protest and trade, and makes visible the return of the copper hidden within technological devices to its geographical origins. It includes six written contributions by curators, historians and poets; Andrés Anwandter, Marta Dahó, Tehmina Goskar, Tony Lopez, Louise Purbrick and Frank Vicencio López. Read more
Fundación Pedro Cano, Blanca, Murcia, Spain 02.02.19 – 17.03.19 ‘Esparto: new ground’. Сurators: Luce Choules and Victória Rabal. Artists: Lorena Álvarez, Pedro Cano, Yamandú Canosa, Luce Choules, Ramon Enrich, Rob and Harriet Fraser, Gonzaga Gómez-Cortázar, Laura Harrington, Sigrid Holmwood, E. Jackson, Anna Macleod, Melissa Marks, Pedro Ortuño, Victória Rabal, Corinne Silva, and Noemí Yepes. Read more
Hangar, Barcelona, Spain 04.02.19 – 02.04.19 Luce Choules has been selected as the ‘Encura 3’ researcher in residence with Hangar Barcelona, Curators Network Spain and ARCO Madrid. She will be making a documentary film work ‘Itinerant Actions’ exploring environmental resistance through a fieldwork programme developed with Hangar, two resident artists, and cultural agents in Barcelona, Murcia and Madrid. In March 2019 as part of the ‘Paratext’ programme at Hangar, she will deliver a symposium highlighting fieldwork in arts practice (TSOEG), and the performance lecture ‘Estudio de Campo’. Hangar is a centre for art research and production, offering support to artists. Hangar’s mission is to support visual artists and creators during different phases of their art production processes as well as to contribute to the best development of their projects. In doing so, Hangar provides equipment, facilities, production assistance and a suitable context for experimentation and free knowledge transfer. The centre offers an array of services and a framework that allows for the research and development of art productions in their entirety, or partially. Hangar follows …
Rabbit Island, USA applications close 15.02.19 [11:59pm EST] We are excited to announce our call for applications for the Rabbit Island Residency program and a new residency specifically for a choreographer and composer, created in collaboration with the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts. Approximately three to four supported residencies are awarded per summer period (mid-June until late-September). Accommodation is provided. Selected applicants will receive an unrestricted honorarium which they may use to facilitate research, cover travel expenses, materials, and more. Read more
Edgework – online shop Miranda Whall’s book provides a document of the interdisciplinary Crossed Paths project and was published to coincide with Whall’s solo exhibition at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, UK. It includes an introductory text by Simon Whitehead, photographs by Hannah Mann, Rhys Thwaites-Jones and Miranda Whall, poems by Zoe Skoulding, text by Phil Smith, map drawings by Miranda Whall, plant drawings by the Whall family and plant information by Mariecia Fraser. Read more
Thoresby College, Queen Street, King’s Lynn, UK 30.11.18 | 3.30-4.15pm (‘Theories of the Earth’ study day event runs 10.30am-4.30pm) Luce Choules presents a live performance lecture ‘The Glacier and the Rock’ using spoken word, projected imagery and literary readings. The artist will take the audience on a poetic journey to the high features of Alpine France. Made during a decade-long study in the Haute-Savoie, this mesmerising work explores art and ecology, environmental change and the contemporary wilderness. This work is shown as part of the ‘Theories of the Earth’ study day organised by Groundwork Gallery to explore the interactions between history, science and artistic practice. “What are theories of the earth? What do all the terms mean? Is theory useful? What is relationship between theory and practice? A number of experts involved in disciplines relevant to Theories of the Earth – art, science and environment – will talk to us about theory and how it relates to practice.” Presenters include: Bergit Arends, Wayne Binitie, Flora Bowden, Luce Choules, Tim Holt-Wilson, and Professor Colin Waters. Read …
Fineshade Wood, UK (postcode NN17 3BB) 15.09.18 – 15.12.18 The exhibition ‘The Archive of the Trees’, by artist Edwina fitzPatrick, in the newly refurbished Arches space at Fineshade Wood features two-sided vertical prints, which reveal both the bark and the insides of the cored trees. Read more
Saffron Screen Community Cinema, Saffron Walden, UK 09.09.18 | 5-6.30pm Luce Choules presents a live performance event ‘The Lake and the Island’ using spoken word, projected imagery and literary readings. The artist will take the audience on a poetic journey to a remote island in Lake Superior USA. Read more Rabbit Island Foundation – website The content for this performance lecture was developed during a month-long supported solo residency on Rabbit Island USA in 2016. It was originally delivered during the opening week of the Rabbit Island Residents 2016 exhibition at the DeVos Art Museum, Michigan USA, in 2017.
Fineshade Wood, UK 10.07.18 | 7-8.30pm As part of her art project ‘the archive of the trees’ situated in Fineshade Wood, Edwina will be speaking about our perceptions about the weather and climate change with Asher Minns, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Read more The Forest is the Museum – Fermynwoods This is the first of four Arts Council England funded The Forest is the Museum art projects in Fineshade Wood. Commissioned by Fermynwoods Contemporary Art working with the Central England Forest District. The event is free, but you need to book.
Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, Barcelona, Spain 17.06.18 – 09.09.18 ‘Esparto: new ground’. Сurators: Luce Choules and Victória Rabal. Artists: Lorena Álvarez, Pedro Cano, Yamandú Canosa, Luce Choules, Ramon Enrich, Rob and Harriet Fraser, Gonzaga Gómez-Cortázar, Laura Harrington, Sigrid Holmwood, E. Jackson, Anna Macleod, Melissa Marks, Pedro Ortuño, Corinne Silva, and Noemí Yepes. Read more
Coalhouse Fort, Tilbury, Essex, UK 28.04.18 | 11:00-16:00 Nine artists, including several who are connected to or work in the locality, working across photography, sculpture, installation, film and sound, will show works which relate to the theme of defence, including the site itself or in response to the fort’s rich archive of objects, documents and photographs, housed in Thurrock Museum, Grays. Read more Exhibiting artists: Tom Brannigan, Victoria Coster, Felicity Hammond, Laurynas Karmalavicius, Corinne Silva, Dafna Talmor, Alastair Thain, Michael Whelan and Samuel Zealey. Gemma Padley, NEW:DEFENCE curator, explains: “The exhibition explores the parallel between the shifting nature of the fort (opening itself up to new possibilities), and what it means to be an artist – to let one’s guard down to make meaningful work.” Read more Following on from the Heritage Lottery Fund supported exhibition, there will be a summer of artist residencies, talks and educational workshops taking place at Coalhouse Fort supported by Arts Council England.
Baltic 39 April 2018 Assembly, is a performative symposium and live event. The project privileges practice and co-actions with material to counteract the tendency of theorists to evolve critical discourse away from the affective qualities of materials. With cross-disciplinary contributions coming from a cultural geographer, art historian, curator, dancer, musicians and fine artists, the hope is to open a space for critical reflection on the material encounter of the photographic object in the wider social and cultural sensorium. Artist Alexandra Hughes is organising both events for the project ‘Assembly’. Contributors include: Ben Anderson, Dawn Bothwell, Luce Choules, Fiona Crisp, Material Chorus (Ditte Goard), Carol Mavor, Tim Rubidge and James Watts For the symposium, artist Luce Choules is presenting the performance lecture: A Journey Through Fieldwork Live Event 26.04.18 and Symposium 27.04.18 – Baltic 39 This project has been funded by Cohort Development Fund from Northumbria-Sunderland AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Art and Design. Spaces are limited.
Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK 05.04.18 – 21.04.18 ‘Liquid Land’. Co-curated by Rosanna Greaves and Harriet Loffler. Artists: Cornford & Cross, Georgie Grace, Rosanna Greaves, Alexandra Hughes, Reece Jones, Lotte Scott, Wilf Speller and Sally Stenton. Read more
BSAD, Bath Spa University, UK 20.04.18 – 11.05.18 ‘Documents, Alternatives 3’. Сurator: Angela Bartram. Artists: Angela Bartram, Andrew Bracey, Brazier + Free, Luce Choules, Emma Cocker & Clare Thornton, Kate Corder, Steve Dutton, Tim Etchells, Rochelle Haley, Morrad + McArthur, Andy Pepper, and Louise K. Wilson. Read more
MACBA | Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona February 2018 Mutating Ecologies in Contemporary Art: Matter, Ethics and Subjectivity seeks to deepen on the value and the effectiveness of the philosophical tradition of vital materialism as a non-dualist model of political ecology that enables ways to imagine alternative forms of relation and political action. We will work departing from the elements that define its ethical-political project: the situated knowledge, the historicity of the body, and the question of the affects. Artist Ignacio Acosta is presenting: Drones and Drums. Resistance, the final frontier Symposium 21.02.18 – AGI in partnership with MACBA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Meier Auditorium, Plaça Joan Coromines, 08001 Barcelona.
V&A, London, UK show runs until 22.04.18 Trees have long been a source of inspiration for artists. They can evoke a primal sense of wonder and the strong patterns of their branches, bark and leaves consistently offer visually arresting subjects. This display explores the diverse representation of trees in photography, with works by 40 photographers, including Paul Strand, Robert Adams and Henri Cartier-Bresson. In 2017, the V&A acquired new work from Veronique Rolland to be part of this exhibition. Read more
Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales 21.04.18 – 13.06.18 Crossed Paths comprises three projects by Aberystwyth-based artist Miranda Whall, occurring between 2017 and 2021 in Wales, Scotland and France. These bring together film, performance and the body in motion, mountain and upland ecology: each project telling a story of a mountain from a different perspective. Oriel Davies presents the Welsh component in an immersive multi-media installation and contextual exhibition that offers a non-representational and ecological response to an area within the Cambrian Mountains, West Wales. Read more
Verge Gallery, University of Sydney, Australia 18.01.18 – 24.02.18 ‘Documents, Alternatives 2’. Сurator: Angela Bartram. Artists: Angela Bartram, Andrew Bracey, Brazier + Free, Luce Choules, Emma Cocker & Clare Thornton, Kate Corder, Steve Dutton, Tim Etchells, Rochelle Haley, Morrad + McArthur, Andy Pepper, and Louise K. Wilson. Read more
Rabbit Island, USA applications close 28.01.18 Each year our residents receive funding to live and work on Rabbit Island amongst the forest, rocks, and wildlife; and the vast waters of Lake Superior that surround it. In addition to a generous honoraria, artists may be invited to participate in our annual exhibition, event series, and publication, presented in partnership with the DeVos Art Museum in Marquette, Michigan. Read more
Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London 07.09.17 – 11.10.17 ‘Metageography. Space – Image – Action’. Сurators: Nikolay Smirnov, Kirill Svetlyakov. Co-curator in London: Olga Jürgenson. Scientific Consultant: Dmitry Zamyatin. Artists: Nadezhda Anfalova, Egor Astapchenko, Elena Berg, Irina Filatova, Dima Filippov, Lucy Harris, Valery Klamm, Kollectivnye Deystviya (Collective Actions), Ikuru Kuvadzhima, Ekaterina Lazareva, Mikhail Maksimov, Idit Elia Nathan, Egor Plotnikov, Boris Rodoman, Kirill Savchenkov, Max Sher, Corinne Silva, Evgeny Strelkov, Up! Community, Dmitry Venkov, Dmitry Zamyatin. Read more
Import Projects, Berlin 12.04.17 | 8pm During the evening Andrew will present his projects and research concerning the artist’s role in our new ecological reality, the mutability of geopolitical borders, global community and individual sovereignty amidst the rise of populist thought, and how to drink water from the bottom of a lake without drowning. Read more
Mizoomi Gallery, London, UK Preview evening: Thursday 02.03.17, 18:30-21:30 Multi-disciplinary artist, lecturer and course leader in Creative Arts Miranda Whall will present the series of three ‘Untitled, Birds on my head’ and one of a series of ‘Lace Drawings’ in the group show Deixis (Part 1) at Mizoomi Gallery. Whall’s drawings present fantasy scenarios where the artist attempts to equally co-exist with objects, architecture, materials, living creatures etc to make humorous, unlikely and uncanny scenarios. Whall’s fictions play out extremely personal, exhibitionist and explicit representations of herself in order to explore the (in)appropriateness and (mis)placed multiple and simultaneous dimensions of being a contemporary human being. The Mizoomi gallery, with a focus on encouraging the exposure of international contemporary artists, presents Deixis (part 1). In linguistics deixis refers to words or phrases that cannot be fully understood without additional contextual information. The exhibition includes a representation of five internationally exhibited and published artists. MIZOOMI GALLERY, 168 FULHAM ROAD, LONDON SW10 9PR.
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) November 2016 Explore is the Society’s annual fieldwork and expedition planning weekend at the Society’s headquarters in London. With over 90 leading field scientists and explorers, make sure to book your place to gain inspiration, advice and contacts for your own field research project or expedition. The emphasis is on small projects with a research component but anyone planning overseas expeditions or fieldwork is welcome – regardless of age or experience. Explore brings together a range of expedition professionals, scientists and travellers, with experience from all over the world, to help you get the most out of your journey. Artists Luce Choules, Andrew Ranville, Corinne Silva, Anna Macleod and Miranda Whall, are hosting a TSOEG panel discussion on Sunday 20 Nov 2016, 3-4.30pm: Artists in the Field: engaging audiences in art, science, and adventure! Event – Explore 2016 Part of the annual programme at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK. This year, Explore is celebrating its 40th anniversary!
Rabbit Island, USA applications close 14.10.16 Become part of the story that resonates far beyond the shores of one small island. We are looking for artists from all disciplines to immerse themselves in this unique, remote wilderness located in Lake Superior. Awarded residents receive a generous honoraria to cover travel, materials, and other expenses, as well as a catalogue publication and exhibition at the DeVos Art Museum in Marquette, Michigan. Read more
Stavali, Hardangervidda Nationalpark, Norway July and August 2016 ‘Absens’ is a new body of work combining sound and installation at the former outfarm Stavali, Hardangervidda Nationalpark by Frauke Materlik (artist and landscape architect) and Stephen Crowe (composer). ‘Absens’ highlights the changes in nature, landscape and their resultant impact on society. Read more
The Mosaic Rooms, London 18.06.16 | 2pm Join artist Corinne Silva in conversation with Middle Eastern plant expert Sabina Knees for the launch of Silva’s new book Garden State. Silva’s exhibition of the same title showed at The Mosaic Rooms last year, in Garden State she considers how gardening, like mapping, is a way of allocating territory. Read more
London Art Fair – project space January 2016 London Art Fair is the UK’s premier Modern British and contemporary art Fair. The 28th edition of the Fair takes place at the Business Design Centre in Islington. A field mapping workshop led by artist Luce Choules, geologist Sophy Crosby (GeoFun UK) and artist educator Lala Thorpe, hosted in partnership with London Art Fair and Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Event – London Art Fair Part of the LAF talks and events programme, and in response to the exhibition by artist Julian Charrière at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK.
Aberystwyth Arts Centre January 2016 A day of talks, films and discussions by academics and practitioners on the theme of art-science collaborations in the Anthropocene, a proposed new geological time interval that suggests that humans are now the dominant influence shaping the Earth system. Are human activities such as agriculture, mining and urbanisation leaving distinctive ‘footprints’ in the Earth’s strata that will endure into the future and so enter the long-term geological record? What are the creative responses to such propositions? Artist Luce Choules is presenting a research poster: Guide74: a mountain recording activity Artist Laura Harrington is showing the film: Liveliest of Elements Artist Miranda Whall is attending this symposium. Symposium – Aberystwyth Arts Centre The event is a collaboration between Aberystwyth University School of Art and the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, and supported by the British Society for Geomorphology. Also includes a symposium publication.
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art January 2016 Founded in December 2004 by art historian and curator Dr. Ziba Ardalan, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a not-for-profit art institution that operates purely for the public benefit. Artists Ignacio Acosta, Luce Choules, Andrew Ranville, Corinne Silva, Emma Smith, and keynote speaker Dr. Harriet Hawkins, Reader in Geography, Royal Holloway University of London, are hosting a TSOEG symposium with panel discussion on Saturday 16 Jan 2016, 2-5pm: Artists in the Field: ephemeral landscapes and experimental geographies Event – Parasol unit Part of the talks and events programme, and in response to the exhibition by artist Julian Charrière, at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK.
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) November 2015 Explore is the Society’s annual fieldwork and expedition planning weekend at the Society’s headquarters in London. With over 90 leading field scientists and explorers, make sure to book your place to gain inspiration, advice and contacts for your own field research project or expedition. The emphasis is on small projects with a research component but anyone planning overseas expeditions or fieldwork is welcome – regardless of age or experience. Explore brings together a range of expedition professionals, scientists and travellers, with experience from all over the world, to help you get the most out of your journey. Artists Luce Choules, Andrew Ranville, Corinne Silva, Ignacio Acosta with Jakub Bojczuk, and TSOEG guest artist Tuur Van Balen, are hosting a TSOEG panel discussion on Sunday 15 Nov 2015, 3-4.30pm: Artists in the Field: engaging audiences in art, science, and adventure! Event – Explore 2015 Part of the annual programme at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK.
University of the Highlands and Islands Perth College October 2015 The Centre for Mountain Studies together with the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) and the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA), all members of the Mountain Partnership, are organising a third conference – Perth III – on ‘Mountains of Our Future Earth’. This is a contribution to the global Future Earth programme, a 10-year international research initiative that will develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades. Artist Miranda Whall is attending the International conference: Perth 3: Mountains of our Future Earth Conference – Mountains of our Future Earth Hosted by University of the Highlands and Islands Perth College, Scotland.
Water Conversations. A survey of works 2007-2015 Sept 2015 Review of Anna Macleod’s exhibition at The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon by Joanne Laws, arts writer based in the west of Ireland. Features in Art Monthly, edition 389: September 2015, page 22. Read more
Rabbit Island, USA applications close 28.08.15 | 23:59 ET We are looking for several artists, writers, poets, architects, designers, composers, filmmakers, musicians, curators, or choreographers to join us next summer. Would you like to live and work on this remote wilderness, pushing your practice and contributing to new understandings of culture and environmental responsibility? If so, we would love to have you on the island. Read more
Passage – publication 2015 My presence was always temporary, in passing. Each time I arrived in a place I began a new story; a quest in search of something elusive, transient or difficult to define, a ‘thing’ both common and rare. My travellers’ observations were inevitably predictable at first but my stories unfolded, twisted and turned leading me to unexpected conversations, coincidences and collaborations. I was a passenger carried along simply by the pleasure of not knowing, the pleasure of not being at home; free to wander and wonder, to surrender to time and warm winds and to fall in love with songs, voices, words, faces, dances and places… now this collection of distilled and fragmented images and sounds reveal and conceal my ‘passage’. Published by Foldedsheet, ISBN 978-0-9568607-5-0. Read more
The Dock, Leitrim, Ireland 03.07.15 – 12.09.15 ‘Water Conversations’ has been structured as a mobile project that initiates local discussions, interviews, and exchanges on the politics, traditions and practices surrounding water use in a variety of global regions. To date projects have been realized in Ghana, West Africa: a variety of locations through Northern India, Colorado, USA, Ireland and Gobi Desert, Mongolia, with research projects continuing in Spain, Australia and Ireland. Read more
The Mosaic Rooms, London 17.06.15 | 7pm Join artist Corinne Silva to discover the inspiration behind the works in her Mosaic Rooms solo exhibition Garden State. Silva will be in conversation with photographer, curator and lecturer Julian Stallabrass. Read more
The Mosaic Rooms, London 14.05.15 – 20.06.15 Coinciding with this year’s Chelsea Flower Show and London Festival of Architecture, we are pleased to present a free photography exhibition Garden State by Corinne Silva. Offering an unexpected view on gardening, the show comprises photographic and sound installations exploring Israel’s suburban gardens, parks and public places. Silva encourages visitors to view gardening not simply as the act of nurturing a plot of land, but as something potentially far more sinister: a tool used in aggressive state expansion, territory marking and occupation. Read more
University of Lincoln February 2016 This symposium explores the relationship between event and documentation as a provocation between the text /visual record and ephemeral art practices as a negotiation between sites that are often represented as polar opposites. These sites could be imagined as a territory where the distinction between land and sea is blurred, for example in alluvial plains, where the interplay between its different stages replenishes and revives each state. Rather than prioritizing one form over another, each manifestation generates potential for further responses, creating an ongoing work. Artist Luce Choules is presenting the paper: Fieldwork In Practice: performance, survey, document Symposium – The Alternative Document Hosted by the College of Arts, University of Lincoln, UK. Also includes an exhibition and publication.
The Burton Art Gallery, Devon 03.10.15 – 13.11.15 Eight contemporary artists are exploring a scarce local pigment, Bideford Black, to create new artworks examining science, industry and society. Selected by open call last autumn, the artists’ work will feature in a special exhibition at the Burton in October 2015 and become part of the gallery’s permanent collection. More info Exhibiting artists Tabatha Andrews / ATOI / Luce Choules / Corinne Felgate / Neville & Joan Gabie / Littlewhitehead / Lizzie Ridout / Sam Treadaway / with film-maker Liberty Smith Project managed by Flow Contemporary Arts in collaboration with Claire Gulliver